Politista – Clash of Cultural Civilisations

You don’t need me to tell you that being poor is a burden. Specifically on your financially stable friends, who once so comfortable in the cocoon of their own relative […]

Politista – From Family Estate to Housing Estates: Mixed Community or Social Cleansing?

Amongst the current crop of homogeneous, Savile Row frontbenchers, it increasingly appears that the old-fashioned democratic ideal of actually listening to what the electorate wants is becoming less and less […]

Politista – No More Parties for Kanye

This is not album of the year. This is album of the life. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 26, 2016 On Kanye West’s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, […]

Politista – Stars, Stripes and a Cure for Insomnia

I have a confession to make. It’s basically a cardinal sin to say this, especially with the amount of news coverage on the subject and the fact that the outcome […]

Unpacking the culture of victim blaming

For a culture that continually insists it loves to back the underdog, we don’t half enjoy ripping the shit out of them too. Those of us – hopefully most of […]

Politista – Let Me Mansplain…

To paraphrase Aaliyah, if there’s ladies in the house let me hear you – now hands up, how many of you have had something mansplained to you in the last, […]

Politista – It might be ‘not all men’, but you’re not helping

Any of you feel the familiar tingle of the spine when male friends whose beliefs you didn’t view as harmful casually mention that they see nothing wrong with catcalling and […]

Politista – Not That Deep: The Counter-Culture of the Grime Resurgence

On the last night of the winter semester (is it just me who shudders at not calling it a ‘term’ any more?) I braved the end of year fatigue and […]

Politista – Breaking the straight, white, glass ceiling 

I have a confession to make. The subject of this column is something I first read about on the Daily Mail. I know – I feel sick, ashamed, like I […]